Search for an Electric Dipole moment in 225 Ra

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The search for permanent electric dipole moments (EDM) is presently one of the most active fields in nuclear physics. The goal of this project is to put a new limit on the EDM of 225Ra. An atomic beam of radium atoms is laser-cooled and some atoms are trapped in a magneto-optical trap. These atoms will be transported to a very low magnetic field region where the spin precession frequency is measured. The addition of a strong electric field will be used to study the possible existence of an EDM. So far no EDMs have been observed in any system.
Effective start/end date4/13/104/12/15


  • Argonne National Laboratory: $44,103.00


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